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2008 Danish Cup Final

The 2008 Danish Cup Final was the final and deciding match of the 2007-08 Danish Cup. It took place on Thursday, 1 May 2008 at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. Brøndby IF, the Superliga number 9 of the day, met the then number 8 Esbjerg fB.

Brøndby had won the Cup on five previous occasions (1989, 1994, 1998, 2003, and 2005), while Esbjerg took the trophy in 1964 and 1976, but lost the final in 2006 to Randers FC.

Referee Claus Bo Larsen officiated the match.

Road to CopenhagenEdit

Brøndby IF Esbjerg fB
Allerød FK [DS]
A
4–1
Williams 6
Lorentzen 10
Madsen 45, 69
Second round Vanløse IF [2D]
A
2–0
Lekic 32
Demba-Nyrén 48
Silkeborg IF [1D]
A
2–1
Retov 47
T. Rasmussen 88
Third round Værløse BK [2D]
A
4–1
Jørgensen 31 (pen.), 59 (pen.)
Demba-Nyrén 68
Bech 74
OB [SL]
A
1–0
Lorentzen 119 Fourth round Herfølge BK [1D]
A
1–0
Zimling 103
Randers FC [SL]
H
2–1
Gislason 50
Duncan Rasmussen 58
Quarter finals Skive IK [1D]
A
4–0
Lange 13, 88
Bech 44
Murcy 60
FC Midtjylland [SL]
H
3–0
Katongo 34, 73
Holmén 63
Semi finals
First leg
F.C. Copenhagen [SL]
A
1–0
Murcy 66
FC Midtjylland [SL]
A
2–0
Katongo 10
von Schlebrügge 80
Second leg F.C. Copenhagen [SL]
H
2–2
Bech 104
Lange 119
  • Both sides entered the competition in its second round.
  • Square brackets [ ] represent the opposition's division.

Match detailsEdit

Brøndby IF3–2Esbjerg fB
Holmén   15'
von Schlebrügge   69'
Retov   85'
Rieks   62'   79'
Attendance: 33,154
 
 
 
 
 
Brøndby IF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Esbjerg fB
BRØNDBY IF
GK 16   Stephan Andersen
RB 32   Anders Randrup
CB 5   Mark Howard
CB 18   Max von Schlebrügge
LB 21   Thomas Rasmussen
DM 20   Stefán Gíslason (c)
RM 6   Samuel Holmén
LM 7   Kasper Lorentzen   73'
AM 9   Martin Retov
CF 10   Martin Ericsson
CF 28   Chris Katongo   88'
Substitutes
GK 30   Michael Tørnes
MF 8   Kim Daugaard   88'
MF 25   Tobias Mikkelsen   73'
DF 29   Daniel Wass
Manager
  Tom Køhlert
ESBJERG FB
GK 16   Lars Winde (c)
RB 2   Frank Hansen
CB 20   Kristian Flittie Onstad
CB 21   Fredrik Björck
LB 15   Andreas Klarström
RM 31   Søren Rieks   50'   90'
CM 7   Jesper Jørgensen
CM 14   Martin Vingaard
LM 10   Thiago Pinto Borges   46'
CF 11   Jesper Bech
CF 25   Michaël Murcy   46'
Substitutes
GK 1   Tally Hall
MF 6   Niki Zimling   46'
DF 13   Kevin Conboy   90'
FW 22   Jesper Lange   90+4'   46'
Manager
  Troels Bech
Man of the Match
  Samuel Holmén
Assistant referees
  Bill René Hansen
  Ole V. Hansen
Fourth official
  Lars Christoffersen

See alsoEdit